One day I was taking our eight-year-old daughter and her friend to a party. As we were driving, they started discussing the variety of jobs their parents held.
My daughter’s friend said, “My mom is a teacher, an editor, and a writer.
I replied, “Don’t forget one of her jobs is also being a mother!”
Her immediate response was, “Oh, no! My mommy says that’s not a job; that’s sheer joy”.
Those words had a major impact on me. At that moment, my perception of motherhood changed. I had never heard anyone describe motherhood as sheer joy.
In fact, most mothers of young children will readily agree with this sentiment; If having children is so wonderful, how come the process begins with something called labour?
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